First Nations

The First Nations peoples inhabited the North Thompson Valley long before the explorers and settlers established communities in the region.


Inuit describes the various groups of indigenous peoples who live throughout Inuit Nunangat


The Métis are one of 3 Aboriginal Peoples recognized by the Canadian Constitution.  They are a mix of First Nations and people of European ancestry.


First Nations people were the earliest settlers in the North Thompson Valley later followed by a multi-cultural mix of pioneers that were attracted to this fertile, naturally rich valley that provided everything needed to build homesteads, farms, and businesses that would provide what they needed to live while establishing a sustainable legacy for future generations.